Supporting Student Veterans' Mental Health Awareness PSA

Public Service Announcements

CCC SMHP has released five PSA videos to promote mental health, reduce stigma, and prevent suicide on CCC campuses. Each PSA is linked to its corresponding resource page that contains relevant links for CCC students, faculty, and staff.

Original footage for this PSA courtesy of The Jed Foundation and mtvU.

In this PSA, an Iraq War veteran answers questions about stress, PTSD, and other aspects of combat with a group of college students. The video promotes a supportive culture for student veterans and introduces the resources that are available to them.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

This is a free, 24-hour hotline that is available to anyone in crisis or distress.

At-Risk Suicide Prevention Online Trainings

Faculty, staff, and students on many campuses have no-cost access to several At-Risk Suicide Prevention Online Trainings through the CCC Student Mental Health Program. At-Risk is an online interactive gatekeeper training that uses virtual students and role-playing simulations to prepare learners to recognize when a student is exhibiting signs of psychological distress, and manage a conversation with the student with the goal of connecting them with the appropriate support service.

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If you are a student veteran or want to support student veterans who may be experiencing mental health challenges, the resources below can help. Visit, California's mental health movement, for many more resources and ways to participate in mental health awareness, promotion, and advocacy.

Downloadable CCC SMHP Resources on Veterans' Mental Health

Supporting Student Veterans

More than 44,000 veterans, active duty military, reservists, and dependents are enrolled in CCCs. This resource will help campuses support the mental health of this student group.

Supporting Student Veterans' Mental Health Awareness Resources

VA Campus Toolkit

This resource from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Mental Health website can help faculty, staff, and administrators support student veterans.

Make the Connection

Make the Connection is a public awareness campaign by the VA that provides personal testimonials and resources to help veterans discover ways to improve their lives, as well as education for friends, families, and other supporters of veterans.

NAMI - Veterans & Active Duty

This page from the National Alliance on Mental Illness provides helpful information and links to further resources about mental health concerns, challenges, and supports specifically for veterans and active duty military members.

Each Mind Matters - Veteran Fact Sheet

This informative fact sheet provides an overview of statistics related to veterans and suicide.

Each Mind Matters - Additional Resources on Veterans' Mental Health

EMM has a useful catalog of programs and resources related to student mental health. Enter “Veterans” in the “Categories” field.

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